Montana Coaches Association MEDIA RELEASE
Don Olsen, MCA Executive Director, is pleased to announce that 3 Montana Coaches received National Coach of the Year honors at the National High School Athletic Coaches (NHSACA) annual convention in Bismarck, North Dakota on Wednesday, June 26th:
Susan Loeffler, T&F coach of 45 years, was named the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) 2019 “Girls’ Track & Field Coach of the Year. Sue’s entire 45-year coaching career has been at Bigfork High School. She has been recognized as Montana Coaches Association’s COY in T&F and Cross Country 8 times since 1985. Loeffler was inducted into the MCA Hall of Fame in 2004.
Rodney Tweet, 38-year Geraldine Football head mentor was named NHSACA’s 2019 Football Coach of the Year. Rod is a 5x MCA 6-Man Football Coach of the Year and was inducted into the MCA Hall of Fame in 2009.
Robin Smith, long-time assistant coach at Bridger was named NHSACA’s 2019 Girls’ Assistant Coach of the Year. Coach Smith has been an assistant coach at Bridger for 34 years, 30 of those years as and assistant Volleyball coach. Robin was named the MCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017.
Ron Jones, long-time Missoula Hellgate coach, was inducted into the NHSACA Hall of Fame on Tuesday at their Hall of Fame Banquet in Sioux Falls, SD. (Ron’s bio Attached)
Award winners, Susan Loeffler, Rodney Tweet, Robin Smith and Ron Jones, will be recognized at the MCA Awards Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 1st, at the CMR High School Auditorium (Great Falls) during the 52nd Annual Montana Coaches Association Multi-Sports Coaches Clinic. After the awards ceremony, a complimentary luncheon will be served. Friends and family are welcome to attend.